Angela Roccograndi

(she, her, hers)

Senior Researcher, Mixed Methods Evaluation & Research

Angela’s path to making a positive difference in people’s lives started after college, when she gained experience supporting individuals with disabilities and foster children and served as a VISTA volunteer. Knowing graduate school would provide additional opportunities, Angela earned a master’s degree in social work with concentrations in economic development and research. A required class in evaluation influenced her life’s work, and a cross-country trip brought her to Portland. As an evaluator at Education Northwest, Angela has improved education and opened opportunities for others.

Angela has broad social support experience, working directly with individuals with high needs; on legislation and policy issues as a National Academy of Social Insurance intern at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities; and as an evaluator at Education Northwest. Hired in 2000 to help evaluate the Washington Reading Corps, Angela continues to support pre-K–12 literacy through evaluations of federally funded, multi-year state-level grants. She has also supported several randomized controlled trails measuring the impact of teacher professional development interventions across the nation.


  • M.S.W., Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.A., Philosophy and History, University of Pittsburgh

Education means...


In my next life I will come back as a...

Well-loved and cared for pet.

My kryptonite is...

Ice cream

Angela Roccograndi

Areas of Expertise

  • Mixed-methods evaluation and randomized controlled trial research
  • Early learning
  • Literacy
  • Certified in What Works Clearinghouse group design standards (4.0)

Case Briefs & Publications